Embracing CLA to Drive Technology Adoption in Kenya: AflaSTOP's Experience
From the outset, the AflaSTOP project in Kenya had an ambitious vision: widespread farmer adoption of grain storage and drying technologies that impact aflatoxin – a harmful toxin to humans and animals. This case study focuses on AflaSTOP’s drying component in particular and how a CLA approach is helping us overcome challenges and sustainably achieve our development objectives. To achieve their vision, AflaSTOP successfully designed a new technology, then transfered it to the commercial sector and facilitated going-to market and scale up – all within a few years and very limited market-distorting subsidies. This case explores lessons learned around work planning, pilots and user testing with the private sector to enable learning and responsive adaptation, budgeting, sub-management, and the important links between communication and collaboration.
This case study was submitted as part of USAID's CLA Case Competition, held in August 2015. This collection of examples illustrate the diversity of ways collaborating, learning, and adapting approaches are being operationalized in the field. To view more CLA cases like this one, visit the CLA Case Competition page.